Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Forum Auctions focuses on rare books relating to theatre, ballet, opera, music, costume & set designs, circus, conjuring & magic, and the cinema of the Silver & Golden age. Forum Auctions' Performing Arts team have many years of experience in handling important private collections of rare books, original drawings, prints and other works on paper relating to the Performing Arts, selling both via auction and private treaty.

Our Specialists have many years of experience in this field and are available to provide valuations and advise best path to market for any Performing Arts related rare books and works on paper you may have, as well as advise on probate and insurance valuations for single items or collections. Please view the Experts section below for more information.

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Rupert Powell

Rupert Powell

Deputy Chairman, International Head of Books

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Dido Arthur

Dido Arthur

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Max Hasler

Max Hasler

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Rhiannon Spence

Rhiannon Spence

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Hester Malin

Hester Malin

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Cosima Benson-Colpi

Cosima Benson-Colpi

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Lydia Gardner

Lydia Gardner

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Leo Hessian

Leo Hessian

Trainee Cataloguer, Books and Works on Paper

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Simon Luterbacher

Simon Luterbacher

Consultant, Books and Works on Paper

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What does 'Performing Arts' cover?
Performing Arts at Forum Auctions focuses on rare books, photographs, ephemera and signed items relating to:
  • Theatre
  • Opera
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Ballet
  • Circus
  • Magic & Conjuring
  • Puppetry
  • Comedy
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